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UK Short-Term Study Visa: Your Short Course Passport

Looking to complete a short course or learn English in the UK? The UK Short-Term Study Visa is designed for just that. At Immtell, we help simplify the study visa process, ensuring you have the right documents and meet all requirements for a successful application.

What is a UK Short-Term Study Visa?

A UK Short-Term Study Visa is designed for individuals planning to undertake a short course of study in the UK. This includes English language courses or training programs that last six months or less.

Requirements for a UK Short-Term Study Visa

The UK Study Visa process and requirements are specific to ensure a bona fide intention to study. The key criteria include:

  1. Course Confirmation: You must have been accepted into a course provided by an accredited institution in the UK.

  2. Financial Support: You should be able to support yourself without working or help from public funds.

  3. Intent to Leave: You must prove that you will leave the UK at the end of your study.

At Immtell, we provide guidance on the documents required for a study visa in the UK and help ensure that your application is compliant with all requirements.

Applying for a UK Short-Term Study Visa

The application process for a UK study visa involves a series of steps including completing an online application, providing the necessary supporting documentation, and attending an appointment at a visa application centre. Immtell can guide you through each step, making the process smooth and stress-free.


Supporting documents for a UK short term study Visa should include invitation visa letters from the accredited education establishment in the UK and confirmation of any applicable sponsorship, i.e. company or parental. 

As a short term study visa applicant, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a genuine reason for visiting and studying in the UK, can maintain and accommodate yourself during your studies and have sufficient ties to your home country to show the authorities that you have an intention to leave the UK. Although you may be sponsored by a third party, the Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) will consider your own personal circumstances too.

The UK short term study visa is usually valid for either 6 or 11 months depending on the type of course to be undertaken in the UK. It is usually valid for multiple entries.

UK study visas with durations of 11 months are reserved for some English language courses only.

It is not possible to add dependant family members to a UK short term study application.  However, they may submit their own application for a visitor visa for stays of up to 6 months, which will usually be processed at the same time as the ‘main applicant’. Given the intended purpose of this type of visas, attention should be given to explain why family members also intend to travel to the UK.

All UK short term study visas must be made from outside of the UK.

It is not possible to switch into a Short-term study visa from within the UK.

UKVI aim to process visas applications as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days


Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) do not guarantee processing times and delays do occur. We advise that you do not book any non refundable travel until your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available at the time of application.

The UKVI application fee for a Short-Term study visa is £200.  In addition, you will usually need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) which is £470.

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require. Please see the options below or contact us for further information.

How Immtell Can Help

Our team at Immtell is dedicated to making your journey to study in the UK as seamless as possible. We guide you through the process of applying for a study visa, ensuring that you have all the required documents and meet all the eligibility criteria.